Monthly Archives: November 2018

R.I.P.: Bleecker Bob

I’m glad that there was someone who cared enough to let us know that legendary New York City record store owner, Robert “Bleecker Bob” Plotkin has died. The death of the charismatic indie record store icon was reported yesterday by the Brooklyn Vegan blogsite. Bob is someone who should be remembered. Cutting my teeth as […]

Roger McGuinn & Chris Hillman @ Ryman Auditorium / Nashville TN / October 8, 2018

I sadly had to miss the “added-at-the-last-minute” five-song set by Roger McGuinn and Chris Hillman at CMA Week’s annual Marty Stuart’s Late Night Jam at the Ryman. However, when it was announced that these two founding members of The Byrds would be rejoining Marty Stuart & His Fabulous Superlatives on a 50th anniversary tour of […]

11 Questions to a Nashville Musician: Steven Dunn

Steven Dunn’s recording of 20 songs in just two days for the quarterly EPs he consecutively titled “God”,” “Love, “And,” and “Death” was no easy task. Inspired by Johnny Cash, these dark haunting and soulful renderings are not easy listening either.  After all, who among us has all the answers about God, love and death? […]

11 Questions to a Nashville Musician: Tom Galloway

If your ears are looking for a fresh new Country Rock/American sound and you love twangy electric and pedal steel guitar driven hooks, have I got a new record for you: “Cross Currents” by Tom Galloway. After doing the band thing for a few years out of his native Georgia, Tom’s now here in Music […]

11 Questions to a Nashville Musician: Jason Erie

For five years, Jason fronted the New York-based rock band Waking Up East resulting in two LPs and several tours across the USA. After a brief break and a move to Music City, he has released his debut solo record, “The Art of Letting Go,” a poignantly personal seven-song EP that commands an attentive listen. […]

11 Questions to a Nashville Musician: Katie Cole

Taking a quick break while on tour, songstress Katie Cole recorded a brilliant new five-song EP in a small Nashville studio. And, by the way, it wasn’t just any old tour. It was the recent world arena tour of The Smashing Pumpkins for whom Katie was a touring member. Back in July, you may have […]

11 Questions to a Nashville Musician: Sarah Clanton

I’ve never met a singing cello player that I didn’t like, and singer-songwriter Sarah Clanton is no exception. While remaining serious with her musical message, Sarah also adds some fun and bills her lively performances as “Part-Comedy, Part-Concert.” She aims to “bring people together and build a feel-good machine” with her musical blend of classical […]